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Popular baby names in the territories

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Last year, the most popular name for baby boys was Jayden and for girls, Isabella in the “Other Territories” category— referring to American Samoa, Guam, the Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands and the U.S. Virgin Islands, according to statistics released by the U.S. Social Security Administration last week.

Top five names for boys were: Jayden, Joshua, Ethan, Isaiah, and John. Top five names for girls: Isabella, Abigail, Ava, Destiny and Olivia.

Social Security Administration says the  “Other Territories” category—which does not include the territory of Puerto Rico—are less populated and have relatively fewer births. Additionally, the territories are not included in the top names for boys and girls for the rest of the nation.

Social Security Administration data shows popular names in the “Other Territories” in 2010 were Elijah and Victoria.

Last week, the federal government’s top official for baby names, Michael J. Astrue, Commissioner of Social Security, announced that Sophia and Jacob were the most popular baby names in the U.S.

Full details of popular baby names for “Other Territories” in the past years, can be found on the Social Security Administration website: www.socialsecurity.gov/OACT/babynames.
 



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